Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 22:13 UTC, submitted by adstro
Java "Sun today announced that Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris operating system distributors under the new Operating System Distributor's License for Java (also known as the 'Distro License for Java' or DLJ). Developed in consultation with, and for use by, the various GNU/Linux communities, the new license allows distributors to ship Sun's Java SE 5.0 Java Development Kit and Java Runtime Environment as installable packages for their operating systems." At the same time, Sun also promised to open-source Java.
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Redistribution
by baafie on Wed 17th May 2006 00:51 UTC
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2006-01-23

Java Platform, Standard Edition 5 is now available for redistribution by GNU/Linux and OpenSolaris

Of course, they are hoping that GNU distributions will stop shipping Classpath-based Java implementations, and ship Sun's Java implementation instead.

Let's hope the distributions resist this change until Sun's Java is actual free software.

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